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The Naked Dialogues to complement Getting Naked Exhibition

Series of films, panels, speakers, performance art and life drawing classes to generate discussion around nudity, nakedness, and what it means to GET naked 

THEMUSEUM is proud to announce the next installation of its popular dialogue series: The Naked Dialogues. It will include a series of different speakers, documentaries, life drawing classes, and various other events that will complement the Getting Naked exhibition. The goal of The Naked Dialogues is to generate discussion and challenge visitors to question the difference between nudity and nakedness, and ultimately ask: Do you GET Naked?

Getting Naked opens to the public on March 7, 2015. Events for The Naked Dialogues will run from March through to the end of the exhibition in May, 2015. Topics for discussion will include the history of nudity and nakedness, nudity and nakedness in the media, public versus private opinions, and even the nakedness of food.

“We’re very excited to launch a new dialogue series in conjunction with the Getting Naked exhibition,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “We wish to be the creative hub for South Western Ontario and these types of dialogues and discussion will go a long way to reinforcing that. This important exhibition deserves a conversation by Canadians and we will be that stage”.

In addition to speakers, two life drawing classes will be hosted at THEMUSEUM in collaboration with Waterloo’s Button Factory Art, on March 11, and May 6. As well a unique event, “Naked in the Gallery,” will also be held on March 27, where visitors will be able to view the Getting Naked exhibition while naked themselves. It will be hosted by Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park.

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The Naked Dialogues:

March 11: Life Drawing Workshop, presented by Button Factory Arts

March 18: Screening of Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women

March 22: Many Shades of Naked: Food in Waterloo Region, by Andrew Coppolino

March 27: Naked in the Gallery – Presented by Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

March 29: Nudist, Naturist, or Gymnosophist?, by Stéphane Deschênes

April 1: Screening of Behind the Robe: The Faces of Nude Models

April 8: Screening of Fig Leaf: The Biggest Cover-Up in History

April 12: Not Always A Prude: The History of Nudity and Censorship in Hollywood Film, by Philippa Gates, PhD

April 19: The Reclining Nude: From Figure to Body, by Joan Coutu, PhD

April 22: Naked Joy – A Live Performance Art Piece, presented by Jessalyn Broadfoot, Jewels Krauss, Janice Lee, and Shauna Thompson

April 26: NUDE: Object vs. Subject, by Jennifer Toole

May 3: “Naked in the Media” panel, moderated by Mike Tennant

May 6: Life Drawing Workshop, presented by Button Factory Arts

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